Animation Summer Academy 2023


Want to make animation cartoons like The Simpsons, Wallace and Gromit or modern digital drawn animation this Summer with Turnip Starfish?

Workshop Title: Animation Summer Academy 2023
Dates: 7th August – 11th August 2023 (5 days)
Dates: 14th August – 18th August 2023 (5 days)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Place: Roath Church House, Waterloo Rd, Cardiff, CF23 5AD
Age: 10-17

Choose from Animation or Digital Drawn Animation for an exciting week!

Animation (age 10-17)
At the Turnip Starfish Summer Academy you will be taught over five days how to storyboard, character design, build your characters, animate, sound record and edit your ideas! You will use HD industry animation technology to animate your film and be taught by the animation directors of Turnip Starfish. It doesn’t matter if you are new to animation or experienced, we have taught people that have gone on to animate at Disney, Aardman and many other animation studios across Britain! With over 20 years experience in the animation industry this is a fantastic opportunity to work with the Animation Directors from Turnip Starfish.


Digital Drawn Animation (age 12-17)
This cutting edge workshop will explore digital drawn animation on the computer.
Learn how to draw, paint and colour your animation on the computer like a professional!
This cutting edge Digital Animation course is for people that want to learn to develop their skills in creating, drawing and colouring animation on a computer.
You will work with an experienced digital illustrator and teacher from Turnip Starfish. You will learn techniques and software which will allow you to create your own animations. Each artist will get their own computer to work on and will paint with a graphics tablet (digital pen) during the workshop, don’t worry if you have never done this before, we will help you get the hang of it!


If you are new to animation, no problem! We have everything you need at this workshop to get you going.

Done some animation at home on your iPad or Nintendo DS? Over five days explore your animation timing, develop your design skills and learn to use industry software and equipment.

An opportunity to explore the ‘principles of animation’ whilst designing and producing your finished animated film.


All you need to do is turn up full of enthusiasm as we provide all the art materials and technology for you to make your film.
You will also receive a gift of a FREE turnip starfish A4 hardback sketchbook to use and keep during and after the workshop!

Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

Info for Parents:
Drop the kids off with us for a fantastic fun time Animating and pick them up at the end of the day.
On booking your workshop you will be e-mailed all additional information regarding the workshop. Turnip Starfish workshops are always run by an experienced and qualified teacher and industry animation specialist. All staff are DBS checked. All workshop managers have Emergency First Aid In The Work Place certificates. Turnip Starfish Limited and its staff have full insurance to run these kinds of activities. If you have any other questions please feel free to get in contact with us:
e-mail us
Tel: 07939 082688
See what other people said about our workshops on our Testimonials page.
See the SHOP for more workshop dates.


Animation 7th August – 11th August 2023, Digital Drawn Animation 7th August – 11th August 2023, Animation 14th August – 18th August 2023, Digital Drawn Animation 14th August – 18th August 2023


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